Ethnicity - Census 2021

Key points

The percentage of all Liverpool residents whose ethnic group is White English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British stands at 77%.

This gives a non White English/British population of 23%.

Table 1: Ethnic breakdown in Liverpool
Ethnic group Number Percent
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Bangladeshi 1917 0.4
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Chinese 8841 1.8
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Indian 6251 1.3
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Other Asian 7085 1.5
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Pakistani 3673 0.8
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: African 12709 2.6
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Caribbean 1493 0.3
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Other Black 2762 0.6
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups: Other mixed or multiple ethnic groups 4934 1
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups: White and Asian 3662 0.8
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups: White and Black African 4157 0.9
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups: White and Black Caribbean 4127 0.8
Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group 7722 1.6
Other ethnic group: Arab 8312 1.7
White: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 375785 77.3
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 501 0.1
White: Irish 6826 1.4
White: Other White 24162 5
White: Roma 1169 0.2

Between 2011 and 2021, there has been population growth across all ethnic groups with the exception of White English/British (-5%), and Any Other (-7%).

The number of Other White residents in Liverpool has increased by almost 12,000 (+49%). Other notable increases have been in Other Asian (+3,649), Arab (+2,683), and Other Mixed/Multiple (+2,098) population cohorts.

The non White English/ British population as a percentage of the total population across the "new" wards ranges from 5% in Orrell Park to 69% in Princes Park.

Some 9 out of 10 of our residents regard English as their main language. Arabic (5,743) followed by Polish (4,809) are the highest non English languages in the city.

Almost 45,000 of our residents have a main language that is not English. Of these, 4% (1,606 residents) cannot speak English and 21% (9,306) cannot speak English well.

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